BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - In a battle of two supposedly evenly matched teams, there was nothing equal about how Gardendale dominated Pinson Valley 42-13 in a huge Class 6A Region 6 contest Friday night.
Rockets running back Duqua Houston scored four touchdowns as the Gardendale offense rushed for more than 450 yards.
The game was close at the half with Gardendale leading 14-7 before the Rockets pulled away in the second half.
Gardendale head coach Matt Plunkett says his team played as physical a game in the second half as they have played during his tenure. Plunkett says he is very proud of his team. Houston says he gives all the credit to his offensive line.
The win improves Gardendale to 2-1 on the season heading into next week's game against Center Point.
Pinson Valley suffers its first loss of the season and drops to 3-1 and it won't get any easier next week as the Indians take on the defending Class 6A state champions: The Clay-Chalkville Cougars.